Nicole Kidman will be honored with a gala tribute at the 50th annual New York Film Festival (NYFF), and her upcoming film “The Paperboy,” directed by Lee Daniels and co-starring Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron, has been added to the festival’s main slate.
“Nicole Kidman is one of film’s finest contemporary actresses,” says Richard Peña, selection committee chair and program director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, who will also be honored with a gala tribute during NYFF. “Since her breakthrough performance in ‘To Die For’ and her bold and provocative appearances in Lars Von Trier’s ‘Dogville,’ Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Eyes Wide Shut,’ as well as her awarding-winning portrayal of Virginia Woolf in Stephen Daldry’s ‘The Hours,’ Kidman has insisted on finding roles that are complex, bold and demanding. We are excited to honor her with a tribute at the New York Film Festival.”
In “The Paperboy,” based on Pete Dexter’s novel, McConaughey plays a journalist who returns from Miami to the rural backwater of Moat County, Florida, to investigate a miscarriage of justice that landed a local man (John Cusack) on death row. Kidman plays the condemned man’s sultry fiancee; Efron costars as McConaughey’s younger brother.
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